October 15, 2020 Subject:
Back of stage
The last great show. No faces. Band tight. The end. New Speedway was cool. Whiskey was the game. Gloria the nite before...that's all we had...somber but true.
January 4, 2019 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
December 16, 2016 Subject:
Yup I was here too, with Stymie, Schwanee, Andy, and a cat whose name escapes me- he loved his beer. And that God blessed S10 pickup with the topper that kept us nice and warm all the way from st. Paul. It really sucks to read that people had a bad experience at a Grateful Dead concert that's not what the party is all about. Fighting. Really? Those heads out to be ashamed of themselves and hopefully they've grown up in the last 25 years.
Second of a two-night stand. I had a great time. The vocals really shine at this concert. Jerry picking is good as well. Not really a whacked-out barnburner like has been said but that SPACE omg what a trip THAT was, whew! Those were actually voices coming from the sound system instead of from the inside of my brain! An excellent example of the Grateful Dead in the early 90s, Bruce Hornsby era. His last show with the dead, as I've Been Told.
November 9, 2016 Subject:
my last show
This was my last show. It was here where I observed the scene was not what I had fallen in love with. I saw a fight. People selling things that were not what they said they were. It was my only exposure to Vince, and I didn't like it. Hornsby was carrying the band.
The only upside of this show was the stories of hotel shenanigans and the road trip in general.
March 24, 2012 Subject:
For Bruce who, in my opinion, should have stayed with the band longer. People may not like Vince too much, but with Bruce, I thought they both added a spectacular element to the band that was enough to make up for the loss of Brent. Especially when there is interplay between the baby grand,organ, and accordion. This show is pretty solid as far as sound, song selection and strength. It has all good qualities of a later-era Grateful Dead concert, and a rare The Weight although the placement in the set is not marked correctly. I give this 4 stars particularly for the sound - it is a great mix.
~ Let the good times roll
Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt
December 17, 2011 Subject:
Bruce Hornsby's Swan Song
According to Deadbase this was Hornsby's last official show as a member of the GD. He and Vince are both featured in the mix -- both singing and playing.
My impression of the band in the early 90's was that they were much more orchestral in scope. There was a grand symphony sound to them especially when Hornsby was with them. He always added those big phat gorgeous piano chords. Once Vince settled in he added a lot of string color and his singing blended well with Bruce's, Jerry's and Bobby's vocals. There are quite a number of wonderful examples of their singing represented on this recording. Their voices really shine on Corinna.
Perhaps this era was home to some of the most consistently strongest and most harmonic singing of the band's history.
My attitude about the vocals is that if a band is going to sing then the singing should be robust and harmonic. The lyrics of the songs were good. Jerry and Bob both had interesting if not good voices. They loved to sing.
My hats off to this band because it is extremely difficult to simultaneously sing and play their long drawn-out dirges. They always performed Dylan's songs very well.
For historical reasons have to give a 5 star rating for this pleasant show even though it's not a whacked out barn burner.
November 27, 2009 Subject:
great space OZ
Homer: When was the last time Barbara Streisand cleaned out your garage? And when it's time to do the dishes...where's Ray Bolger? I'll tell ya! (shouting) Ray Bolger...is lookin' out for Ray Bolger!
May 17, 2009 Subject:
If I only had a brain
Haha... I would have liked to be trippin Space here.
L really like alot of the Spaces from the Vince era.
June 13, 2008 Subject:
This is one of those recordings (and it sounds amazing) that is "reversed" according to the stage setup. You usually hear Phil and Weir and maybe Kreutzmann in the left speaker and the keyboards and Mickey and most of Garcia in the right as you look at them, just as they appeared on stage from around 82 or so on. Often, Garcia is split like 60/40 right/left. But this is reversed.
March 16, 2008 Subject:
Pretty good show...
... I traded a dual cassette boom box I had gotten for Christmas for a ticket in the parking lot. Once inside, I lost my entourage due to me having to use the john and them being impatient. Ohhh well, I found my seat in the middle section and proceeded to enjoy the show! Dude next to me smoked me out with some killer bud and dosed me a couple hits. I kept lending out my ticket stub to deadheads that snuck in the section and kept managing to get it back. Once the acid kicked in full force during the second set, I started having a bad trip though. Went to get some beer and never got back to the section seat, couldn't seem to match the section numbers with what was on the ticket... lol. Ahhhh, the memories!!